August 18th, 2004

CAT TOWN

IT'S SUPER CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN TIME

Hooray for insomnia! Now I get to play WHAT FAMOUS PERSON DO YOU VAGUELY RESEMBLE thanks to some very expensive British computer!

So first I tried it and it said I look JUST LIEK HUGH JACKMANS!!1 Also, GERARD FRENCH DUDE!!!!1 and WYCLEF!!!!! JEAN!! Of those I would say sadly that Mr. Gerard French Dude is the closest match, if only because we both have heads shaped like potatoes.

Then I decided to see what it'd say for MR ABBIE THE CATS and the first result is very very surprising indeed -- but all the more hilarious to think about. And maybe the third one is amusing, too, in a very scary I AM GOING TO EAT YOUR FOOD NOW sort of way.

And then I decided to cast Collapse )

As you can see the results were vaguely... eerie. (Even if I exercised casting privilege and opted for the Second Choice on at least one of the cast members.) And with lots of JPEG artifacts, though I swear that's the site's fault.
HAMBONE

"Well, that was the sludge tanker over there..."

What a pleasant surprise! The trailer for Wes Anderson's next film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. (Quicktime there, it's either that or the ultra-crappy bloated-as-hell Windows Media version, so suck it up, Buttercup.) The trailer is cut and edited quite nicely in that Wes Anderson style, good music, intriguing scenes, and the aquatic creature animation is all done by Henry Selick. The film stars Bill Murray as "famed oceanographer Steve Zissou." Frankly I've really liked him in the secondary roles he's taken in Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums -- I like it when he's in the background -- so it will be interesting to see him in a title role.

I do not worry, though. There's also Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum and, as IMDB and others tell me, Bud Cort and Michael Gambon and the fish animation is done by Henry Selick.

Christmas now cannot come soon enough.

but where's Kumar Pallana?!